Saturday, December 24, 2011

God REST Ye Merry Grace

So much for plans to get all my shopping done ahead, and be ready for Christmas.

Here it is Christmas Eve and I still have shopping to do and presents to wrap.

I've been listening to Christmas carols and scrambling to clean house before the kids and grandkids descend upon me. Every time I hear "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen," I wonder where the 'rest' part will come in for me.

I'm thinking this month's financial report will not be good, but it will have to wait until I can breathe agains. Which, of course, is all too common with Christmas budgets--at the end, the budgeting goes out the window and I'm just trying to get everything done.

I hope you all have a peaceful Christmas and a financially better new year.


Songbird said...

Grace - you are not alone! I did my wrapping at 9:30 this morning, and I'm heading out now to meet friends for lunch, to finish my grocery shopping and ... the gift card purchasing. I'm giving my mother's caregivers gas cards.
And ease up on the cleaning. There will be a lot more to be done afterwards. Which, of course, your loving children will all stay to help out, right? Right..... Have a happy one, Grace.

Steve said...

Merry Christmas, Grace!

Steve's wife, Beth

Florence said...

Grace, It is the gentlemen who get to rest while we women get the shopping, cooking, wrapping, and cleaning up going...LOL...sort of...
Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

Bob Lowry said...

Peace and contentment (regardless of the budget!) to your and yours. Spending time with family is priceless.

Louise said...

merry christmas Grace, I hope you get to put your feet up tomororow!

Sharon said...

Even being way ahead, there were still MANY last minute items I needed to buy...just wondering what my checkbook balance looks like with all of the receipts strewn all over my purse. Yikes!

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, Grace, and that you are actually resting now! :)!